president, so if mitt romney is pressured by that, which you're anticipating, so he only asks his vice presidential possibilities, who he's vetting, for a year of their tax returns, a year and an estimate, say, so he can't be held to a problematic double standard there, we might get a vice presidential nominee where nobody has seen more than one year of their tax returns? >> i think there's another scenario, they did ask for eight, ten, or 23, and people are going to say why can't we see those and also why can't we see yours. >> i think they are going to have to say, no, we didn't bother seeing the tax returns, it's private. >> they did that, they are fools, it means they haven't vetted the candidate properly. >> that just got way more interesting in my head. >> glad to oblige. >> thank you, you have a way of doing this. frank rich, new york magazine editor at large.